1. Rohit Krishnan reviews Stubborn Attachments.
2. “South Korea was the only country in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that had total fertility rate below 1 for two consecutive years.”
3. Israel-Syria barter markets in everything prisoners for vaccines (NYT).
4. “Mary Beard, a professor of classics at Cambridge University, posited that while Caligula might have been assassinated because he was a monster, it is equally possible that he was made into a monster because he was assassinated.” (NYT) How much do we really know about the ancient world anyway?
5. Good news on the South African strain.